Valley highway and freeway updates from RCTC and Caltrans

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Granite Construction crews work on a median strip being constructed from Warren Road in Hemet to the Interstate 215 in Menifee on Highway 74. The construction crew from Granite working in front of Panorama Cove Mobile Home Park is one of many crews working on the CalTrans multimillion dollar project. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
Highway 60 from Beaumont to Moreno Valley closed the westbound lanes from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow Riverside County Transportation Commission crews to complete drainage operations. People were using Interstate 10 as a detour during the closures. This week, crews will continue working on the State Route 60 truck lanes. However, construction activity is ongoing and subject to change, due to weather and other factors. The 60 Truck Lanes Project is widening a 4.5-mile section of Route 60 for new truck lanes. The project lies within mountainous terrain with a curving alignment and steep grades. The project is designed to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion. The new lanes are now 60% complete with some already being used and all are expected to open in summer 2022. Caltrans i
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